The ask a question thread is like a DU institution and has been here for years. Itís part of the furniture. The difference is thereís not all out verbal war, hate speech and bashing every time somebody asks what your favourite type of cheese is.
Nobody wants to be serious all of the time. This global experience is hard enough for everybody on Earth.
Yes, that there is hate speech occuring in the DUP forums is a problem.
That there were and are unnecessary threads being created to bait others into verbal wars was a problem.
Viddax recently made an effort to squelch one such thread. It was a late effort, but still an effort nonetheless. https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/speakeasy/read/11766/
Here's another thread that was even more recently locked before it got out of hand. https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/speakeasy/read/11811/
Whichever mod locked it recognized it for what it is and took appropriate action sooner than the previous example.
It's hardly a busy forum.
There are 5 moderators.
Keep locking down such threads and the Speakeasy wouldn't be cluttered up with them and *most* of the hate speech would be eliminated, because the groundwork purposely laid in the hopes of a verbal warring would be eliminated to. It's a simple problem that is easily solved with the touch of a button.
And I'm confident the Webmiss is all in favor of flame bait threads being locked regardless of what subforum they are located in
Now, if an entire website - members, moderators, owner - is being outsmarted by 2 individuals bent on getting attention for themselves, then that website has bigger fucking problems to tend to.